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Fire prompts shutdown of full WMATA rail system for inspection
A major electrical cable fire in a tunnel just outside the Washington Metro McPherson Square station early Monday, March 14, 2016 has led to the entire Metrorail system shutting down…
BNSF plans $100M capital plan for Kansas
BNSF's 2016 capital expenditure program in Kansas will be about $100 million and focus on maintenance projects that help ensure BNSF continues to operate a safe and reliable network. The…
More than 400 take to Capitol Hill for Railroad Day
The industry's annual single day blitz of congressional officials brought more than 400 industry representatives to Washington, D.C., on March 3.
LIRR third track project won’t need property acquisition
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that his proposal to significantly expand the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) by adding a third track along the mainline will not require any…
BNSF’s California capital program to top $180 million
BNSF's 2016 capital expenditure program in California will be about $180 million, which will focus on maintenance projects that help ensure BNSF continues to operate a safe and reliable network.…
Effort to make shortline tax credit permanent enters both houses of Congress
Less than a week before the rail industry gathers in Washington, D.C., to promote issues, such as the 45G shortline tax credit, legislation was introduced in both houses of Congress…
USDOT accepting applications for new $800M FASTLANE grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is soliciting applications for a new grant program authorized by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
KCS to begin PTC testing February 29
On Feb. 29, Kansas City Southern will begin Positive Train Control (PTC) Field Integration Testing (FIT), a set of intensive tests to help validate the safety of PTC technologies and…
BNSF to focus on rail, ties and ballast in New Mexico
BNSF revealed more details about its planned 2016 capital expenditure program in New Mexico. The railroad said the $100-million plan is focused on projects that help ensure BNSF continues to…
CN 2016 capital plan shows slight increase over 2015
Canadian National's 2016 capital plan includes an investment of approximately CA$2.9 billion (US$2.07 billion) in rail infrastructure and equipment to raise network efficiency, support long-term growth and further strengthen safety.…
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